Category Archives: Safety & Security Bytes

Annual force protection exercise may affect you

HOHENFELS, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and host nation partners participate in a full scale force protection exercise here June 21-23, 2018.   During that time, the exercise could result in increased force protection and security measures at USAG Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck.   The…

May 20th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

In a jam? How to find 24-hour pharmacies in Germany

In Germany, the pharmacy is called an Apotheke and can be identified by the large red A outside locations.   But not all pharmacies in Germany operate 24 hours. German pharmacies take turns operating throughout the night.     There is always at least one Apotheke open near you. Here’s how…

May 17th, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Things You Didn't Know

WANTED: Intelligence Analysts at Grafenwoehr Counterintelligence Field Office

Grafenwoehr, Germany – The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Grafenwoehr Counterintelligence Field Office, the GFO, offers two six-month internship positions for experienced enlisted Intelligence Analysts.   To support its mission of US Army Counterintelligence in Europe, the GFO looks for two Mid-Level All-Source Analysts (35F) with a focus on the European…

May 15th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Unexploded ordnance requires controlled detonation May 12-13 at Grafenwoehr Training Area

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Unexploded ordnance (UXO) was discovered May 8 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area.   U.S. and German explosive ordnance disposal teams have determined that the UXO must be detonated on location. A 300-meter blast radius has been established around the UXO.   All buildings in the blast radius…

May 10th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Gate 6 closed May 14-25; construction to improve traffic and security

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tower Barracks Gate 6 will close to inbound POV traffic May 14-25 as construction crews re-organize the 24/7 gate and increase the installation’s overall physical security and force protection.   During the reconstruction project, all POV inbound traffic coming from B299 will be redirected to Gate…

May 7th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

One Community Road closed April 16-30

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ─ One Community Road will be partially closed April 16 to 30 for necessary emergency repairs.   Personally owned vehicles and non-tactical vehicles will not be allowed between Gate 4 and Rose Barracks Gate 2 during this time. All POV and NTV traffic should take the off-post…

April 11th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Securing USAG Bavaria a shared responsibility

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Be empowered, not impaired. Be aware, not afraid.   That’s the logic of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria’s antiterrorism officer here, who is reminding community members to stay alert and report suspicious activities.   “I worry that complacency is a vulnerability to our overall security,” said…

February 13th, 2018 News, Safety & Security Bytes

Return ammunition on ‘No Questions Asked’ policy

  VILSECK, Germany — Vilseck holds its quarterly Amnesty Day event Jan. 9, 2018 to afford the USAG Bavaria community the opportunity to turn in ammunition on a no-questions-asked basis.   The next Ammunition Supply Activity Community Amnesty Day for ammunition and explosives will run from 8 a.m. – 2:30…

December 10th, 2017 News, Safety & Security Bytes

How DPW keeps roads clear in winter

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Driving in Germany is particularly challenging with the speeds and the amount of traffic on the roadways.   Add winter conditions and the road conditions will deteriorate quickly with rain, ice and snow.   A particular hazard of…

November 30th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Worried about a loved one’s drinking? Al-Anon can help

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Al-non is a self-help group designed to support those affected by someone’s use of alcohol.   English language Al-Anon sessions are available in Nurnberg-Furth, Sundays at 6:30 p.m., at 138 Schivabacher.   Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship. Members do not give their last name, and members…

November 27th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes